Geography (Faculty of Arts)


Geography is the study of physical environments and human habitats. Dealing with people and places, it covers issues such as global warming and climate change, food and water resources, management of ecosystems, human health, regional economic disparities, urban infrastructure, native land claims and permafrost problems.  

As both a physical and social science, geography offers a unique opportunity to analyze environmental and situational problems affecting societies from different perspectives. At McGill, you’ll benefit from a variety of intimate seminar classes and work in physical and computer labs. Choose from a range of field courses that encourage hands-on learning, and make the most of your degree.


Geography students will grasp the necessary skills for a variety of career opportunities, including: 

  • Cartographer 
  • Planning & Development Surveyor 
  • Environmental Consultant 
  • Geographical Information Systems Officer 

Possible Minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

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Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application. 

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